Ready the ship and hoist the sails with Gold Ahoy, a five reel slot with three rows and up to 25 paylines. This online slot features a pirate theme complete with pirate ships, tropical backdrops, treasure maps, hidden treasure and even a few skulls and crossbones.
All the action takes place on the reels, which are set against a tropical island backdrop with palm trees rising in the distance. The reels themselves are housed within a golden frame that is adorned with sun-bleached skulls and flanked on each side with burning staffs that belong to the island natives.
Gold Ahoy has two bonus features to look out for, as well as wild and special symbols that are sure to keep gameplay interesting.
Gold Ahoy Reel Symbols
In keeping with the pirate theme of Gold Ahoy, this online slot features a host of well-designed reel symbol. These include a treasure chest, sword, half-buried bottle of rum, pirate ship and pirate flag with the iconic image of a skull and crossbones.
Players will also find the traditional playing card symbols of 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace on the reels. This group of symbols have lower values attached to them in comparison to the other reels symbols.
The pirate ship, sword, half-buried bottle of rum and pirate flag with a skull and crossbones are high value symbols. In Gold Ahoy, the wild symbol is represented by the pirate and will substitute all other symbols with the exception of the treasure chest and treasure map special symbols.
The treasure map and treasure chest are special symbols and getting a winning combination with any of these symbols will trigger one of the two bonus features.
Treasure Map Bonus Feature
The treasure map bonus feature is triggered when three or more treasure map special symbols appear anywhere on the third, fourth and fifth reels. A new screen will appear showing a map of an island with various locations which could be a possible spot of a hidden treasure marked out.
Select a location and start digging to reveal a hidden treasure in the form of free spins or multipliers. If you reveal a skull and crossbones at the location you’ve selected, the bonus round comes to an end and you’re taken straight back to the reels where you can complete the free spins that you’ve collected.
Players should note that it is also possible to activate the treasure map bonus feature during this round.
Treasure Chest Bonus Feature
You’ll need three treasure chest special symbols appearing anywhere on the reels to start the picking round bonus feature. Pick one of the treasure chests on display to reveal a prize. If you select a treasure chest that reveals a “Win All” icon, you’re in luck and you’ll walk away with all the prizes hidden behind all the treasure chests on display.
Take a Gamble
Gold Ahoy has a jackpot worth 25 000 gold coins which can be won when five wild pirate symbols appear on an active payline. Players of Gold Ahoy can also take advantage of the “Gamble” feature icon, which could see them grow their winnings in no time at all.
Players can make use of the gamble option after each win by simply selecting the “Gamble” icon below the reels. If you guess the correct colour or suit of the card drawn, you could potentially double or even quadruple the amount wagered. However, with any game of chance, players also stand to lose it all if they make an incorrect guess.